Category Archives: new york times

Pollak: Did Adam Schiff Out Himself as Leaker to Washington Post?

Schiff may have outed himself during his opening arguments in the Senate trial of the president on Wednesday, as he cited an opinion article written by the Washington Post.

Why the New York Times Is Getting Into the Documentary Films Business (EXCLUSIVE)

Lance Oppenheim didn’t set out to make an 83-minute documentary when he started chronicling a group of senior citizens living in a retirement community in central Florida. But after 18 months and hundreds of hours of footage, he began to see the outline of his first feature-length film, “Some Kind of Heaven,” which premieres this […]

Washington Post Gives Platform to Maduro to Ask for ‘Dialogue’ with Trump

Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro told the Washington Post in an interview this weekend that he could see a future of “dialogue” with President Donald Trump, over a year since he ceased being the legal head of state of his country and after months of increasingly harsh sanctions on his violent regime.

THE ENDORSEMENT: Melania and Ivanka Trump (and Tiffany)

American voters must choose between two sharply divergent visions for the future. Option A is freedom and prosperity, as embodied by the historically successful incumbent president, Donald J. Trump. Option B is the apocalyptic nightmare that would descend upon the American heartland in the unlikely event that any of the remaining Democratic candidates is elected.

In other words, the choice is clear. But that has not stopped media institutions like the New York Times from attempting to distinguish among the numerous white candidates seeking the Democratic nomination by publishing an “endorsement.” The Times, a once-storied newspaper dominated by wealthy white people with ties to Ivy League universities, on Sunday officially endorsed two wealthy white people with ties to Ivy League universities.

It goes without saying that members of the media should not make political endorsements. In an ideal world, journalists would be banned from all forms of political activity save, perhaps, nominating a spokesman to relay their concerns to the leadership at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. Alas, notwithstanding the historic presidency of Donald J. Trump, we do not live in an ideal world. Yet.

Political endorsements, as a rule, should only be made by people who matter and should only concern political contests of maximum import. That is why the Washington Free Beacon is endorsing the most attractive candidates for First Lady of the United States in 2020. They are Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump. Also, Tiffany Trump.

Endorsing a candidate for First Lady not named Trump would, in our esteemed estimation, be an exercise in futility. Melania, the incumbent, has demonstrated a commanding grace and sense of style that Americans of all genders can admire. The success of her “Be Best” initiative has shattered the toxic stereotypes perpetuated by her predecessor, Michelle Obama. Being FLOTUS can and should involve more than simply lecturing children about vegetables and planting a garden in your backyard.

Ivanka Trump would also be a fabulous choice to serve in the highest female office in the land. Exceptional breeding has gifted her with phenomenal beauty and a formidable intellect, especially when compared to her lesser male siblings. Ivanka’s choice of husband, Jared Kushner, who fits the (somewhat politically incorrect) mold of the traditional Alpha Male, suggests she has the judgment to one day command the most powerful military on Earth. One day, God willing, Ivanka will prove Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) wrong once and for all by demonstrating that, yes, a woman can become president.

Though this year’s decision to endorse more than one FLOTUS candidate represented a break from Free Beacon tradition, a nagging question remained—”Why not three?”—to which there was no good answer. Tiffany Trump should also be considered for the role of First Lady. She has the youth. She has the pedigree. She has a decent Instagram account.

There will be those dissatisfied that this page is not throwing its weight behind a single candidate, but given the near certainty that Donald Trump will be reelected in 2020, we were bored and didn’t know what else to do.

Mrs. Trump and Mrs. Trump and Miss Trump right now are the female leaders best equipped to stand by Mr. Trump’s side as he continues to make this country great.

May the best woman win.

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New York Times Smears Trump Supporter as ‘White Nativist’

The New York Times smeared a Trump supporter from Queens, New York, as a “white nativist” in the course of its endorsement of Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the 2020 Democrat presidential primary on Sunday evening.

New York Times Endorses Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren for President

The New York Times announced Sunday evening that it had endorsed Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in a rare dual endorsement for the Democratic Party 2020 presidential nomination.

Bernie Sanders: ‘Maybe the New York Times Has Failed’ Americans, Too

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pondered during an interview with the New York Times editorial board last month if the outlet, in addition to the “political establishment,” has failed Americans.

Biden Denies That He Told Aides He’ll Only Serve One Term If Elected

Joe Biden

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden denied in his interview with the New York Times that he has signaled to aides that he would serve only one term as president if elected, saying reports on the matter were “simply not true.”

“I never hinted that,” Biden told the paper’s editorial board in an interview published Friday. “That is simply not true.”

Biden’s denial came after the editorial board’s Kathleen Kingsbury said the former vice president had “hinted a little bit” that he’d be willing to serve just a single term. The transcript of the interview cites a December Politico report that Biden was “quietly indicating that he will almost certainly not run for a second term.” The report cites four top campaign advisers who said Biden would not publicly make a one-term pledge but recognized that it was inconceivable for him to run for reelection in 2024 at the age of 82.

Biden said in the interview that he didn’t know where the suggestions were coming from.

“I don’t know where it came from, but it did not—it came from somebody who in fact, I guess, thinks that they know me and thinks that maybe, I don’t know,” Biden said.

A spokesman for Politico said the outlet “stands by the story and our reporting of it.”

Kate Bedingfield, the deputy campaign manager and communications director for Biden’s campaign, pushed back on the Politico report when it was first published.

“This is not a conversation our campaign is having and not something VP Biden is thinking about,” Bedingfield said in December.

Biden was asked earlier this year by the Associated Press if he would only serve one term and was noncommittal.

“I feel good and all I can say is, watch me, you’ll see,” Biden said. “It doesn’t mean I would run a second term. I’m not going to make that judgment at this moment.”

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Elizabeth Warren Worries She’ll Only Achieve Part of Her Agenda as President

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) revealed during an interview the New York Times editorial board published this week that she possesses a “deeply worrisome thought” that as president, she would only achieve “part” of her agenda.

NYT: Mostly White, Male Late Night Hosts Slam Mostly White, Male Oscar Nominees

The New York Times called out the irony of TV’s left-wing late-night hosts complaining about the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees, pointing out that the hosts are also mostly white and male.

Bernie Sanders: ‘Of Course’ Cheap Illegal Workers Drive Down U.S. Wages

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) admits cheaper illegal alien workers drive down wages for America’s working and middle class, but continues to support amnesty for illegal aliens, decriminalization of the United States-Mexico border, and throwing out President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order.

Sanders Says He Held Hawkish Immigration Views ‘250 Years Ago’ (It Was 2015)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dismissed his past restrictionist stances on immigration as old news despite championing them as late as July 2015.

In an interview transcript released on Monday, New York Times editor Nick Fox asked Sanders if he still believed that foreign workers depress wages for Americans. “No,” Sanders responded. “That’s what I said on the Lou Dobbs show 250 years ago, right?”

Sanders made that argument in 2015 on at least two occasions. “What right-wing people in this country would love is an open-border policy,” Sanders said in a Vox interview. “Bring in all kinds of people, work for $2 or $3 an hour, that would be great for them. I don’t believe in that. I think we have to raise wages in this country.”

Sanders reiterated his hawkish immigration views a few days later at a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event, arguing that if “open borders” advocates got their way, it would “substantially lower wages in this country.”

“There is a reason that Wall Street likes immigration reform,” he said. “What I think they’re interested in is seeing a process by which we can bring low-wage labor into this country.”

The interview with then-CNN host Lou Dobbs that Sanders characterized as old news came as the Senate debated immigration reform in 2007. “I don’t know why we need millions of people to be coming into this country as guest workers who will work for lower wages than American workers and drive wages down even lower than they are now,” Sanders said.

Sanders also said in the Times interview he still believed exploitation of illegal immigrants results in lower wages for domestic workers. “If you’re undocumented, and you’re being paid five bucks an hour, why am I going to pay her $12 an hour?” Sanders said.

“What you said on the Lou Dobbs show was that exploitation lowers wages, and you just said that again,” said Times lead writer Binyamin Appelbaum. “So, I’m confused about what has changed about your position.”

Sanders and Appelbaum continued to spar over the candidate’s insistence that the low wages of illegal immigrants result in lower wages for domestic workers as well. “There’s a lot of economic research suggesting that it does not,” Appelbaum argued.

“Not that I have seen,” Sanders replied.

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Report: Teen Vogue Publishes Article on Facebook’s ‘Fake News’ Defenses – Without Disclosing It’s Sponsored Content

Teen Vogue published and then deleted a longform feature on Facebook’s “election integrity team,” an article on the company’s “fake news” defenses that was allegedly sponsored content from Facebook itself.